Pediatric Chiropractic Care and improved Range of Motion: A limited case series
A ChiroSecure Research Update
Abstract: Objective/Clinical Features: This limited case series presents two infants who were born via long or assisted labours, who went on to experience issues related to range of motion. They underwent subluxation-based chiropractic care using diversified techniques which were modified for their age and tensile strengths.
Discussion: A reduction in subluxation listings was concomitant with an increase in range of motion and/or a resolution of shoulder dystocia and other subjective improvements self-reported by parents.
Conclusion: Birth is a significant event for both mother and baby. Given the prevalence of restricted range of motion in infants, chiropractic care may be considered a positive care modality for infants who have limited range of motion or birth trauma. Further research is required.
Reference: Dukovac N, Postlethwaite R, McIvor C. Paediatric Chiropractic care and improved Range of Motion: A limited case series. Asia-Pac Chiropr J. 2022;3.2. URL apcj.net/Papers-Issue-3-2/#DukovacInfantROM